Athleticism. Stamina. Courage. An instinct to go, go, go.
These qualities are the essence of the Pointing breed, and why they’re naturally superior hunters. As a dog owner, it’s important to consistently find new ways to stimulate your dog’s natural’s instincts. If you have a Pointing breed, training for and participating in a Pointing Field Trial (“competition”) is a perfect way to do it.
Pointing breed field trials allow a dog to work in the field and be judged in a competitive setting covering a lot of open ground in a short time. These trials allow dogs to display qualities like their keen desire to hunt, their intelligence, ability to find game, style and courage. Some trials will have handlers on horseback while others are considered a walking trial. Pointing Breed field trails are one of the oldest and most traditional of the field events and thousands of dogs have earned titles since its inception. When you and your dog compete, you’re not just having fun with your dog; you’re also carrying on a tradition rich with history and excitement. (Source: AKC 2018) . Click here to find out more information on Field Trials. Click here for the AKC Field Trial Rules.
CVVC Fall Walking Field Trial: Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 and Sunday, December 2, 2018, Dr. John E. Flaherty Field Trial Club Association
Pointing Breed Hunting tests are non-competitive pass/fail tests which assess each dog independently based attributes such as display of desire, boldness, independence, speed with a useful pattern of running across difficult or confusing scent patterns to pinpoint the location of birds. Other categories judges will score are; bird finding ability, pointing, trainability and in Senior and Master tests – Retrieving and Honoring. The teamwork between dog and handler is essential. Participating in pointing breed hunt tests is a great way to let dogs experience what they were bred to do and enjoy what comes naturally (Source: AKC 2018) . Click here to find out more information on Hunt Tests. Click here for the AKC Hunt Test Rules.
CVVC Fall Hunt Test: Saturday, November 24, 2018, Dr. John E. Flaherty Field Trial Club Association. This will be part of a Double Header weekend that we are sharing with the Central New England Brittany Club